Byron Douglas “Barney” Ruiter

Byron Douglas “Barney” Ruiter, 72 of Forest City, IA, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at St. James Catholic Church, 906 West O St., Forest City, with Father Andrew Marr officiating.

A public visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, July 22, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church in Forest City.  A rosary service will be held at 3:30 P.M. at the church on Friday and a Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 8:00 P.M.

Burial of cremains will be held in St. James Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors will be performed by the Forest City American Legion Post #121.

Services will be livestreamed on the funeral homes website under the tribute wall of Barney’s obituary page,,  and also Schott Funeral Home Facebook page.

Schott Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.



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